As with many other products exhibited, high efficiency, along with superior comfort, was touted by manufacturers.
WARM AND TOASTY
Cozy/Louisville Tin & Stove Co.(www.cozyheaters.com) in-troduced three new products. The High-Efficient Direct Vent furnace mounts easily on any outside wall and offers 80 percent plus efficiency. The sealed combustion chamber draws air for combustion from outside and exhausts the products of combustion to the outside. The standard vent kit can be cut to fit wall thicknesses from 5 to 32 inches.
The Direct Vent Gas-Fired baseboard heater installs on any outside wall and can be used to retrofit expensive electric baseboard heaters, or to heat cold spots throughout a home. It requires only a 2 1/2-inch wall opening, and up to three units may be operated in parallel on one wall thermostat. There are two models from which to choose, 5,000 Btu (4 feet) and 9,000 Btu (6 feet).
The Wind-O-Warm direct vent gas-fired heater is designed for heating rooms that need zone temperature control and are short on space. Spokesperson Bob Busby said the heater can be installed through a window or a wall and can fit easily between 16-inch center studs. The grille face extends only 3 inches into the room.
Also highlighted was the new Conquest 90 Max two-stage, high-efficiency gas furnace. This furnace keeps occupants comfortable while saving fuel. It does this by operating in the low firing mode most of the time, providing a gentle flow of warm air. But when the weather turns really cold, the furnace automatically shifts into the high firing stage to provide the extra heat needed to keep the home comfortable. The two-stage operation reduces the on-off cycling and temperature swings common with other furnaces.